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Artificial Disc Replacement L5/S1

I am about to be 25 years old. I have many other topics explaining my long road of chronic pain for the last year and a half of my young life. Finally after having a microdisectomy which made things worse, i finally found a surgeon out of 6 i saw that feels he can help me. He is thinking about having the artificial disc replacement on one level. L5/S1.

I am very scared about this surgery and was hoping some people can share their experiences with it.

Thank you,



  • I'm sorry you are having so many problems. Have you seen both neuro surgeons and ortho surgeons or just 6 of one kind? I'd be weary... very weary of the surgeon wanting to do this procedure, just because 1 in 6... makes you wonder why 5 others said no.... However, I know we can all get to the point where we no longer "have anything to loose". I'd try to take some time to think about it and question this surgeon specifically about his thoughts of why he's willing to try it when others weren't. (I mean he could be totally on the up and up and have had really good patient outcomes with this) Just take some time to think about it, and explore all other "traditional and non traditional" conservative treatments. Best of luck to you and I hope you get some pain relief soon.
    33yo mom of two. My surgical history...preadolescence scoliosis, kyphosis, and a hot mess.... 5 spine surgeries and lots of items added I wasn't born with (titanium, peek, surgical steel). Guess cremation is out. TSA loves me.
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